Using Blogs to Teach the Civil War

by fifer1863 on June 11, 2010

Today’s post will be used to list some blogs that talk about the Civil War and could be used within the classroom. These blogs allow you and your students to bring subject matter experts along with tons of primary and secondary source materials into your classroom.  You can view these blogs individually or add them to your RSS aggregator.

A Blog Divided: This blog from Dickinson College is “for anyone teaching or studying the House Divided Era, 1840 – 1880″

Civil War Memory: This blog contains the “reflections of a High School History Teacher and Civil War Historian” and was created by Kevin Levin. Kevin’s blog contains some great posts and links to various ways to teach about the Civil War.

Blog 4 History: This American History and Civil War History blog contains some great research articles that can be incorporated in numerous ways. I especially like the Demographics of the 11th Wisconsin post and the Civil War in 90 Minutes or Less posts.

Civil War Librarian: This blog provides some very good reviews of books related to the Civil War as well as insights into authors and historians.

And last but certainly not least:

My Year of Living Rangerously: Ranger Mannie is a park ranger at Antietam National Battlefield and offers great insight and often behind the scene tours of that famous battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD.

Check out more of my favorite blogs on my Blog Roll on the left side of my home page.   If you know of one that I should add to my blog roll, leave me a comment and I’ll add them.

So, how will you be using blogs in your classroom? Let me know.

 

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